What’s In The Box? February 15-21

Cozy Sunday Supper
In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a leisurely meal to share with your nearest and dearest: Fresh linguine pasta tossed with Nonna Pat’s spicy-savory Puttanesca sauce and Grana-style cheese from our farmstead creamery, plus rustic Italian bread accompanied by a robust Sicilian wine. Side dish-worthy produce including kale rapini, radicchio and Swiss chard, as well as hand-pressed grape cider, help to round out this hearty Italian meal.

Here’s what you’ll find in your box this week:

Nonna Pat’s Puttanesca Sauce

Crafted according to the treasured family recipe passed down from our own Nonna, this red sauce is lovingly-made from garden-grown tomatoes picked at the height of summer, plus fragrant garlic, anchovies, capers, olives and red pepper flakes.

Fresh Linguine Pasta

Crafted with semolina flour, eggs and just a pinch of nutmeg, this fresh linguine is tender, light and delicious, providing the perfect foundation for the week’s incredibly flavorful main entrée. Cook al dente (about 5 minutes with a hint of bite left), then toss with a pat of butter and Nonna Pat’s Puttanesca.

Italian Rustica Bread

This freshly-baked loaf is made at a small bakery in Snohomish using a wild yeast starter, which creates an airy, chewy bread and a delightfully-crisp crust. The airy, rustic loaf makes for great oven-crisp crostini—just brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and rub with a fresh-cut clove of garlic before toasting.

Fazio Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese IGT

Hailing from Sicily, this Nerello Mascalese wine appeals with an intense and bright ruby red colour and a taste that is velvety and persistent with hints of black currant, blueberry, and cherry—a beautiful pairing for this week’s Puttanesca sauce.

Sauk Farm Grape Cider

Crafted from hand-pressed Madeleine Angevine grapes grown on Sauk Farm in Concrete, Washington, this refreshing grape cider is delicious served crisp and cold all on its own, or is mixed into your next cocktail.

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our small flock of heritage breed laying hens are on an early-to-bed, later-to-rise schedule with the shorter daylight hours. As they spend more time snug in their coop, the “girls” are enjoying an extra helping of grain to supplement their diet, continuing to give us fresh eggs in beautiful shades of brown, blue and green.

Grana-Style Cheese

This hard Grana-style cheese is crafted from part-skim cow’s milk to allow for longer aging of 24 months or more. Ideal for grating over soups and pastas, the drum-shaped cheese is turned and rubbed with olive oil during aging to create a smooth, golden rind.

Honey Whole Wheat Breakfast Cookies

Made with whole grain Shepherd’s Grain flour and local honey, these fresh-baked cookies from the Snohomish Bakery are not only delicious, but support a great cause, too: Proceeds from the sales go to GloryBee’s Save the Bee campaign dedicated to saving the honey bee through research, awareness and education.

Blueberry Jam

Made here at Bella Luna in our farmhouse kitchen from fresh-picked blueberries, organic cane sugar and pectin.

Fresh Fruit

Lemons and juicy Cara Cara oranges.

Seasonal Organic Greens

Baby radicchio, plus iron-rich baby spinach greens.

Seasonal Organic Vegetables

This week’s produce selection also includes leeks, carrots, kale rapini, Swiss chard, lacinato kale, and yellow onion.

Fresh Garden Herbs

Fresh Italian parsley, rosemary, thyme, shallots and garlic from the walled garden and greenhouse at Bella Luna Farms.

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